ALBANY, GA — Police raided an elderly woman’s home because they suspected that she was allowing people to play cards and bet money inside without government permission — an “illegal gambling house.”
EAST DUBLIN, GA — A SWAT team gunned down a grandfather in his home during a late-night raid based on the word of a confessed meth addict and thief.
CARTERSVILLE, GA — A retired man was awoken to his property being invaded by a swarm of police officers, drug dogs, and a helicopter that had mistaken his okra garden for marijuana.
GAINSVILLE, GA — An innocent woman had several months of her life destroyed when she was arrested and charged with a felony because of a spaghetti-encrusted spoon found in her possession.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA — Two juveniles were left locked in a bare courthouse holding cell for 3 straight nights with no food, no water, and no supervision.
TOCCOA, GA — A Georgia pastor was gunned down by police in his vehicle at a gas station during a botched sting over $50 worth of drugs. The pastor had nothing to do with drugs; he was giving a ride and money to an impoverished woman in his community.
ATLANTA, GA — A paramilitary SWAT team threw a concussion grenade into a baby’s playpen as they raided the home at midnight without knocking.
HENRY COUNTY, GA — A group of children building a tree fort in a wooded area near their home were accosted by foul-mouthed, gun-wielding police officers who treated them “as if they were robbing a store.”
EUHARLEE, GA — A teenage male was shot in his own home while answering the door for police. Police claim he pointed a gun, but witnesses say he had video game controller in his hand when he died.
FULTON COUNTY, GA — A man grieving the loss of his two-year-old son found little sympathy from the police state in Georgia. The man, returning home after being notified of the boy’s death, was tased for attempting to enter his own home to see his son.
Neighbors said that when the boy’s father was notified of the attack while at work, he rushed home and tried to enter his home to see what had happened to his son. Officers advised the man to stay back, but the grieving man continued to attempt to gain entry to his home, saying “You’ll have to shoot me. I’m going to see my son,” according to a police spokesman.
It was then that police used a taser to subdue the man.
ALBANY, GA –- A routine visit by probation officers to a Georgia woman’s trailer ended in the use of lethal force against her two-year-old, 12-lb Jack Russel terrier/cocker spaniel mix, Patches. The 300-lb officer claimed that the dog threatened his life and required lethal force to protect himself.
WAYCROSS, GA — 43-year-old Jack Lamar Roberson was a father, son, and military veteran who was engaged to be married. His life ended abruptly when he was gunned down inside his own home by police responding to a 9-1-1 call regarding a possibly suicidal man. His family members, expecting a medical response, witnessed the killing and are left with the regret of calling the government for help.
Two students are facing 10 years in prison after their cars were searched without consent.
JONES COUNTY, GA — A woman says that her ten-month old puppy was shot in the head after asking officers not to shoot it — twice.
SAVANNAH, GA — Yet another innocent couple was jarred from their beds to the sounds of explosions, glass breaking, and armed men crashing through their door. As armed men broke into their windows and doors, invading their bedroom, they thought that they were being robbed by a criminal gang.